A new independent channel has launched on Sky's platform. The Film24 (channel 158) launches as a channel about film, not airing films.

The original programming covers large and small films and DVD releases, new talent, regional cinema, films in production and more behind-the-scenes programmes.

Nicky Davis, CEO of Film24 says: ' Movies are all about intense excitement, amazing production values, talent and emotional stimulation and yet, to date, programming about film has been formulaic and totally unrepresentative of this wonderful industry. Film24 sets out to change that. What other channels and programs have done for music, sport and motoring, we aim to do for film.'

The company, with offices at Pinewood Studios, produces content for the channel as well as programmes for international TV, Internet, and mobile distribution.